One of the "solutions" I thought of(but didn't post because I asked those opposed to demotion penalties to come up with something) was to eliminate demotion penalties up to 25 games into the season.
I thought of it, in part, because I start the season with 22-23 players from time to time. I would start with 25 but, if I'm calling up players to save the arb year, I didn't want a demotion penalty for my part-timers. Eliminating the demotion penalty up to game 25 would eliminate the need to do that and it's too early for owners to throw in the towel by sending young studs down.
And, although I don't want to hijack the thread, demotion penalties are a necessity. You read the thread. You know we'd manipulate the hell out of our BL rosters if they didn't exist.